Automotive - Winter paint prep?

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  1. David Puddy

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    Just bought a new car and didn't want to shell out a grand for the ceramic coatings and all that from the dealership. All i'm looking to do is get a good coat of wax done by a reputable shop.
    Don't say shine factory, their customer service was junk when i phoned, and the prices are ridic.

    let me know thanks!
     
  2. Michael

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    Rub it with a brick
     
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  4. Boots

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  5. MRA

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    hooked on detailing is mega $$$$$$$

    great work, but big bucks
     
  6. Michael

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    Mega bucks but he his awesome to deal with and you can spend 1200 once and be done with it for 5 plus years
     
  7. Michael

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    He will be doing my suv.
     
  8. Boots

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    nice! We should exchange quotes lol
     
  9. Wayne

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    I wish I had a car I cared enough about to get it paint corrected or ceramic coated. My accent looks shiny though, covered in snow seems to clean it well.

    Jeep is a mess of undercoating, dirt, pine sap, and bird shit...disaster haha.

    Out of curiosity what is big bucks for the work being described? $200, $500, more?
     
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    More
     
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    1000-2000-3000 depending on services.

    I got a quote for my jetta to get the ceramic coat and it was 2K
     
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    Wow, but I imagine it's a lot of work so likely lines up.
     
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    yeah, lots of work, it's pretty much like re clear coating your whole car, paint prep, drying time etc
     
  14. Michael

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    And lasts forever
     
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    or 3-5 years but who is counting
     
  16. David Puddy

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    Ended up with shinewerks in burnside. 5 year paint protection with Warranty for $369.00. Appointment is tomorrow, I’ll report back with results
     
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    They do some excellent work as well
     
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    There is a 10 year package and a lifetime. Dude stands by his work. But yeah who’s counting
     
  19. Mitch

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    I’m doubtful it would last 20+ years
     
  20. Michael

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    I’m just saying that if done right it will last longer than the average person keeps a car!
     
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    Of course. But I’m just saying. It’s impossible to protect a car forever in our climate.


    Did you have the truck done Mike?
     
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    for sure it will last the 5 years most people keep a car.. as Mitch said nothing lasts for ever
     
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    I'm going to do the paint correction and if I'm happy with that, I may do the ceramic coat. I'm assuming the ceramic would last me longer than the norm where the car doesn't see rain and only gets driven on nice days.
     
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    I might put a couple coats of wax on my car over the summer but just because I find working around cars therapeutic. I couldn’t give less of a fuck about it or what it looks like, I just like spending the time doing it :o
     
  25. Boots

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    Definitely some S2000 soft top replacement therapy in your future :kekeke:
     
  26. Cheddar

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    I drove the car through the car wash an hour ago.
     
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    did it once and NEVER AGAIN
     
  28. Boots

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    :rofl:

    Everyone says the same thing. It's like going to war apparently lol
     
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    We had to buy a gas tank for our Kia... apparently there is a hole on the top of it. Is there something we can paint on it, or spray on it to help from rusting?

    Also, we had to replace our flex pipe... our Kia now sounds like a ghetto civic... we got an after market part. :lol:
     
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    what year is the car.. the gas tank is plastic not metal
     
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    I believe Greg bought a metal one from a place out in Cow Bay this morning. The Kia is 2012, Forte.
     
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    i think most kias are metal. im 99% sure my 15 optima has a metal one
     
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    I think or thought my 13 was plastic.. could be wrong ... also i dont care haha
     
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    Same :lol:
     
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